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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"These guys are the best garage band in the world!"

Stephen Stills

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"They're not the best at what they do, they are the only ones who do what they do." Bill Graham

I know this is not directly on point, but I always loved what Dylan said about Jerry at the time of Garcia's death:

"There's no way to measure his greatness or magnitude as a person or as a player. I don't think eulogizing will do him justice. He was that great - much more than a superb musician with an uncanny ear and dexterity. He is the very spirit personified of whatever is muddy river country at its core and screams up into the spheres. He really had no equal. To me he wasn't only a musician and friend, he was more like a big brother who taught and showed me more than he'll ever know. There are a lot of spaces and advances between the Carter Family, Buddy Holly and, say, Ornette Coleman, a lot of universes, but he filled them all without being a member of any school. His playing was moody, awesome, sophisticated, hypnotic and subtle. There's no way to convey the loss. It just digs down really deep." - Bob Dylan

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Poster: deadmax Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Well, this was from a Deadhead. I was at the Kaiser and as any good east-coast head would do, I was keeping my set list. THey started playing a song somewhere in the second set that I didnt recognize, but everyone else was really getting into it. So this guy was groovin and really paying attention to the stage so I figured he would know. So I went over to him and said, "Hey man, what is this?"

He looked at me and said, "it's the Grateful Dead!"

So after that I paid less attention to the songs and just listened to "the Grateful Dead". Said a lot.



I have never heard that quote from Dylan. That one really hits the spot. Damn, I miss those guys.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Hmmmm, That sounds like something I would say. And I went to quite a few Kaiser/Oakland Aud shows. Hmmmm...

What run was it?

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

another fav???

usually from me

"now many caps did I just eat???"

response

"you ate the stems too man"

reply

"shit" (as i glued myself to the wall - still dancin though)

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

I had this REALLY good paper for awhile, better than most any i've ever done! Very clean, very vivid, and VERY strong. One year at Irvine I was passing out pre show fun, there was this surfer dude that tagged along with one of my buds, I called him "tubular and glossy". OK, well he says "I never get off on just one hit!" So I gave him five! After the show, he was a mushroom! or cabbage, or... Nyuck, nyuck, my bad! :)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

i always loved those people who claimed to never get off on "one or two" and then when you handed them "more than one or two" of the "ultra clean" you ended up pealing them off the walls after they "manhandled" four or five - i used to laugh my ass off (not at them though directly though - never make a bad situation worse) just to myself.

so many supposed psychonauts would end up drooling by the end of the show - never understood the concept. i always wanted to watch the walls and vendor stations melt but still be able to dance and smile - not turn into a puddle in the corner of the venue - i could do that in the privacy of my own home for free if i so chose - to each his own i guess though.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 5:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Yup, that about sums it up...

Something on this thread though... After one of the early runs at Red Rocks, (I think) it was the Denver paper ran a review, the title was, "tousands of Deadheads slobber and sway"...

Catch you all a little later...

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Poster: BryanE Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:30pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

deadmax-
Hard to come up with anything that says it better than that. What a great little story!

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Poster: TheGreat_and_Knowledgable Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

boo everyone quoted my bill graham one it truly is an amazing quote

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"gas,grass or ass no one rides for free" sticker on one of garcia's guitar,don't remember which guitar.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

An interesting quote from a Garcia Interview in Rolling Stone >>

"To get really high is to forget yourself and to forget
yourself is to see everything else-
And to see everything else is to become an understanding molecule in evolution, a conscious tool of the universe-
And I think every human being should be a conscious tool of the universe-
Thats why I think it's important to get high"

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Poster: desact Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

Apparently Jerry didn't get through to everyone. This quote from Kurt Vonnegut made me laugh when I read it last year in "A Man Without a Country":

I did smoke a joint of marijuana one time with Jerry Garcia and the Grateful Dead, just to be sociable. It didn’t seem to do anything to me, one way or the other, so I never did it again.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

At long last... Justification!!! And a good excuse, and look, it's 4:20 right now!

And a priceless Garcia quote. Thanks cosmic...

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Dec 6, 2006 4:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: favorite quotes from the dead/or about the dead

"the key is not to try to stop sin but to sin less"..jerry garcia.